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Architect - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Architect"

How much does an Architect in the federal government get paid? $83,169.54* *Based on the 2004 average.

Architect was the 189th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 802 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Public Buildings Service hired the most employees titled Architecture, with an average salary of $83,824.

Government Architecture jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Architecture job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Architect

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Public Buildings Service 166 $83,824.17
National Park Service 160 $75,046.09
Department of State 43 $100,536.67
Veterans Health Administration 40 $79,085.08
U.S. Coast Guard 34 $75,026.24
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 32 $85,525.31
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 31 $90,472.77
Rural Housing Service 27 $73,931.11
National Institutes of Health 23 $98,718.83
Forest Service 20 $73,314.20
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 18 $81,223.78
Department of Energy 15 $86,594.80
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 14 $72,789.71
Indian Health Service 13 $81,884.38
Federal Aviation Administration 13 $96,028.77
Indian Affairs 12 $72,062.83
Customs and Border Protection 11 $83,387.64
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 11 $77,884.09
National Gallery of Art 10 $86,659.90
Offices, Boards and Divisions 10 $91,941.90
Health Resources and Services Administration 8 $90,020.38
Internal Revenue Service 7 $91,066.00
Bureau of Land Management 6 $81,628.83
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $94,609.00
National Cemetery Administration 4 $85,503.75
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $84,740.25
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $92,951.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 3 $87,642.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 3 $87,494.33
Commission of Fine Arts 3 $85,000.00
Social Security Administration 3 $88,934.33
National Capital Planning Commission 3 $94,008.67
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $94,612.00
Ames Research Center 2 $113,877.00
Presidio Trust 2 $87,681.00
Departmental Administration 2 $108,632.50
Geological Survey 2 $73,774.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $76,109.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 2 $73,834.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $70,464.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 2 $110,256.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $107,934.50
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 2 $85,274.00
Ous Management 2 $97,992.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $89,366.00
Government Printing Office 1 $93,742.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $72,802.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $80,222.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $91,215.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $78,290.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $93,732.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $88,366.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $102,253.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $91,588.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $93,742.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $88,876.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $93,742.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $86,531.00
Departmental Offices 1 $99,413.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $86,205.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $110,775.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $93,732.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $108,864.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $91,338.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $113,038.00

Architect Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Architect is $83,169.54. The highest paid Architect made $146,600 in 2004.

Common Architect Payscales

Payscale Number of Architecture Employees
GS - General Schedule 759
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 20
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Architecture jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Patent ClassifyingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Transportation Industry AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Electrical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
PsychologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Geodetic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Architecture Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Architect was $83,170. Since then, the average pay has increased to $116,429 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0808.

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